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Belgian Beer in SF

14 Jul

So far I’ve seen about a third of the beers I had in Belgium for sale in San Francisco takeaway-bottle-style, either at City Beer Store or Healthy Spirits. Here’s a tasting I organized today with a few folks: La Chouffe -> Orval -> Gouden Carolus Classic -> Gulden Draak -> La Trappe Isad’or -> 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze. The last two elicited strong opinions in both directions. My favorite of the six was definitely the Gouden Carolus Classic (tastes that remind me of caramel/burnt sugar and coffee, but not cloyingly sweet).